DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear, classic golden color with a pure white head. Wet and slick mouthfeel with a burn one would expect from a habanero brew. Plastic and fresh chili pepper flavors get expressed overtly. Fantastically refreshing. Enlivening without being brutal.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Meridian Pint. Nose is tropical with some mango. Citrus as well. Normal Sculpin. Flavor is mild heat, but not overwhelming. Masks the bitterness.
mixmasterob (881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hunahpus day. Clear orange pour with a small head. Aroma was big time citrus and pine. No peppers on the nose. Flavors were big and hoppy up front with a biting pepper heat on the finish. It was hot but it came and went in quick fashion. Rather excellent.
BMMillsy (1254) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hunahpu Day pour #9. Pours golden copper with a small white head. Smell is mango grapefruit, very similar to regular Sculpin. Havanero spice up front and on the finish. Hides some of the great flavor of the base beer. I just dont get the pepper beers. This is probably the best of them in the pepper beer style, but why ruin such a great beer? Meh.
beastmaster (225) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ccb hanuphu.pours golden clear light head smells like bps ipa. Great beer but spicy is not meant for beer
This is sad because I love spicy
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 On tap at pizza plant. Pours an orangey amber gold with a nice white head. Smell isn?t strong other than the hops and some sweetness. Tastes bitter hops with some syrupy sweetness. The finish heats up and gets spicy! It?s nice and unique.
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Flanny's, copper pour, not much head. Aroma is hop forward with the habanero pretty well hidden. Taste definitely is pronounced with that spicy bite. Good, but another beer that takes awhile to drink.
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Beerathon (1073) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this because it held all the flavor profile of the awesome Sculpin IPA and added a zing of heat to it without being overpowering.
RLiddell (44) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hurricane Grill in Vero Beach. Sculpin is one of my favorite IPA’s so I was expecting something special. Pepper aroma is subtle on the nose, but on the palate, WOW! I have never had a spiced beer with such a peppery finish. This wouldn’t be a good beer to enjoy with hot wings, it would be like trying to put out a fire with gasoline.
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Did this one horizontally with the regular, and this one has an intense habanero flavor thet melds well with the crisp hoppiness and great balance, but the heat does take center stage to a degree that prevents it from exceeding Sculpin. I guess my point is this: This is a great hoppy spicy beer for hot pepper lovers, but most will prefer the Sculpin much more. Nothing against this beer, it is one of the best spicy beers I ever had, but it isn’t Sculpin (and I know it isn’t trying to be, and I’m fine with that).